A reminder or two

Tim Pawlenty might well be a wonderful man. I just can’t see him as President. He doesn’t have the fire in his belly that Chris Christie does.

And Newt, please. Go away. If your Pelosi-hand-holding commercial weren’t enough to dash your credibility, sleeping with mistress while condemning the Clinton for doing the same smacks of the H-word so fully that I can’t stand the mention of your name let alone the sight of you. Go. Away. DLTDHYAOTWO.

After the Iowa kick-off, I was left feeling a little forlorn. Until I read this:

Once again, we have to be reminded of a few things. First, the candidate for president who won in 1992 didn’t declare his intention to seek office until the fall of 1991. Second, Barack Obama declared his candidacy in February 2007 and promptly wasted six months of money and energy and bad debating appearances. He gained no traction against Hillary Clinton. It wasn’t until October that he actually figured out how to run, and he might have spared himself the trouble if he’d waited until then.

So what does this tell us? It tells us that the person who can win has either not reached the point of deciding to run or that he is biding his time until later. It could be Chris Christie. It could be Paul Ryan. It could be Marco Rubio. It could be Bobby Jindal. One hears that the 2016 GOP race will feature all these guys in a superstar battle. If that one could, so could this one. And there’s plenty of time. Plenty.

Thank you, John Podhoretz.

Related: Pundette’s Hmmmm.


4 Responses

  1. […] Newt Gingrich:  This guy’s been trying a long time, hasn’t he?  Here’s PJMom on this one:  go away, Newt. […]

  2. I’m no longer sure who I will support. It seems like the only person to fall back to is Romney, though I just can’t get excited about him.

  3. Doh. Meant Newt. Changed to reflect it. Guess that’s what I get for posting just after midnight, confusing all sorts of four-letter words. ; )

  4. Mike Huckabee had an affair?

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